DGFT Notifications

New ‘Rules of Origin’ to Check Misuse of FTA Provisions

DGFT - It has been observed that imports under Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are on the rise. Undue claims of FTA benefits have posed a threat to domestic industry.  It is sometimes flouted by importers to wrongly claim that a particular import is originating from an FTA partner country so as to pocket the benefits. Such imports […]...

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Comprehensive comparison of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with Star Export House benefit schemes

DGFT - Prima-facie, Star Export House status and AEO may appear similar in providing preferential treatment to exporters/importers however, there are many differentiating factors. A comprehensive analysis highlighting the key features of both schemes are captured in the below table-...

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Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)

DGFT - RCMC is a certificate that validates an exporter dealing with products registered with an agency/ organization that are authorised by the Indian Government. For availing authorization to import/ export or any other benefit or concession under Foreign Trade Policy, exporters are required to obtain RCMC granted by the concerned Export Promo...

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DICGC – A Depositor’s Confidence

DGFT - Everyone believes that a deposit with a bank is very safe and risk free. What made the people believe so? Its none other than DICGC Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation – wholly owned subsidiary of RBI Governed by – DICGC Act, 1961 Mission – To contribute to financial stability by securing public confidence in [&he...

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Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) Unit

DGFT - Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) is a society established in 1991 by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the objective of encouraging, promoting, and boosting the export of software from India. It has two units i.e. Non – STP Unit and STP Unit....

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DGFT Update | MEIS for 2019-20 & 2020-21 | New DGFT Policy & Portal

DGFT - Please find below synopsis of recent important updates issued by DGFT for your quick reference: ​​Office Memorandum: F. No. 605/58/2015-DBK (Pt. II) dated 12 Nov 2020: The MEIS, introduced in April 2015, will be wound up by 31 December 2020. The government has already announced the Remission of Duty or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP...

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List of Export Promotion Councils Affiliated to Department of Commerce

DGFT - Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) are organizations of exporters, set up under the Societies Registration Act/ Companies Act, with the objective of promoting Indian exports....

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Mention specific HS codes at 8 digit level on Bill of Entry

DGFT - Vide Trade Notice No.-37/2019 dated 22.10.2019 members of the Trade and Industry were advised to be careful while filing their bill of entry at the time of import and were advised to mention specific HS codes at 8 digit level, where they exist instead of using the ‘other’ category which is a residual category....

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Validity of Increased Rate of MEIS till 31 Dec​ember​ 2019 only?

DGFT - Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has recently issued a Public Notice ​​(PN) No. 47/2015-2020 dated 07 December 2019 in relation to change in MEIS rate. It has been notified that, except products listed in Annexure to this Public Notice, ​​​​Additional 2% MEIS (as provided in PN No. 44 dated 05 Dec 2017, PN No. [&hellip...

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Upload all Adjudication/Appellate Orders on website of respective Zones: DGFT to RA’s:

DGFT - DGFT Authorities have instructed all RA’s to upload all the Adjudication/Appellate Orders passed by them on the website of the respective Zones. Instances have come to the notice of DGFT where such Orders are not being regularly uploaded by the concerned Zonal offices. A need has been felt to have a system to have all such […]...

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SC Sustains Imposition of Restrictions on Import of Peas & Pulses

Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court of India) - Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court) In the instant case, the Writ Petition is filed by challenging the imposition of restrictions on import of Peas and pulses. As per petitioner, the notifications issued by the DGFT had the effect of modifying or amending the EXIM policy as...

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DGFT cannot Restriction Advance Authorisation through Public Notice

M. D. Overseas Limited Vs Union of India And Ors. (Delhi High Court) - The issue under consideration is whether the Public notice issued by DGFT for restricting the issuance of Advance Authorisation is justified in law?...

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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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Hazira Port enlisted for import of unshredded metallic scrap & waste

Public Notice No. 31/2015-2020 - (01/12/2020) - In continuation of Public Notice No. 43/2015-2020 dated 13.11.2019, Hazira Port is enlisted as a designated port for import of unshredded metallic scrap and waste....

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Revision of SION A1827 of Export Products- Ossein

Public Notice No. 30/2015-20-DGFT - (26/11/2020) - Revision of SION A1827 of Export Products- Ossein vide Public Notice No. 30/2015-20 Dated 26th November, 2020- The unit under the quantity in the imported item has been amended from KG to MT in the SION A1827....

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Tariff Related Quota – Implementation in System

Public Notice No. 142/2020 - (24/11/2020) - Kind reference is invited to CBIC’s notifications 28/2020 dated 23.06.2020 and 40/2020 dated 28.10.2020 where concessional rate for BCD has been notified for certain items provided that the quantity of total imports of such goods in a financial year do not exceed the tariff rate quota (TRQ) quanti...

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Migration of AA/EPCG/DFIA Online modules to new IT environment

Trade Notice No. 35/2020-21-DGFT - (12/11/2020) - Trade Notice No. 35/2020-21 Migration of AA/EPCG/DFIA Online modules to the new IT environment from 1st December 2020 and non-availability of licence amendment services from 20th November 2020 to 30th November 2020 -reg...

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New Foreign Trade Policy – DGFT Invite Suggestions

Trade Notice No. 34/2020-21-DGFT - (12/11/2020) - The Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), was extended for a year till 31 March 2021. In order to prepare a new five year Foreign Trade Policy, suggestions/inputs are invited from various stakeholders....

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Hazira Port enlisted for import of unshredded metallic scrap & waste

Public Notice No. 31/2015-2020 (01/12/2020)

In continuation of Public Notice No. 43/2015-2020 dated 13.11.2019, Hazira Port is enlisted as a designated port for import of unshredded metallic scrap and waste....

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Revision of SION A1827 of Export Products- Ossein

Public Notice No. 30/2015-20-DGFT (26/11/2020)

Revision of SION A1827 of Export Products- Ossein vide Public Notice No. 30/2015-20 Dated 26th November, 2020- The unit under the quantity in the imported item has been amended from KG to MT in the SION A1827....

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Tariff Related Quota – Implementation in System

Public Notice No. 142/2020 (24/11/2020)

Kind reference is invited to CBIC’s notifications 28/2020 dated 23.06.2020 and 40/2020 dated 28.10.2020 where concessional rate for BCD has been notified for certain items provided that the quantity of total imports of such goods in a financial year do not exceed the tariff rate quota (TRQ) quantity as specified in the notifications...

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DGFT Update | MEIS for 2019-20 & 2020-21 | New DGFT Policy & Portal

Please find below synopsis of recent important updates issued by DGFT for your quick reference: ​​Office Memorandum: F. No. 605/58/2015-DBK (Pt. II) dated 12 Nov 2020: The MEIS, introduced in April 2015, will be wound up by 31 December 2020. The government has already announced the Remission of Duty or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP...

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Migration of AA/EPCG/DFIA Online modules to new IT environment

Trade Notice No. 35/2020-21-DGFT (12/11/2020)

Trade Notice No. 35/2020-21 Migration of AA/EPCG/DFIA Online modules to the new IT environment from 1st December 2020 and non-availability of licence amendment services from 20th November 2020 to 30th November 2020 -reg...

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New Foreign Trade Policy – DGFT Invite Suggestions

Trade Notice No. 34/2020-21-DGFT (12/11/2020)

The Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), was extended for a year till 31 March 2021. In order to prepare a new five year Foreign Trade Policy, suggestions/inputs are invited from various stakeholders....

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Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations- Compliance requirements

Public Notice No. 141/2020-JNCH (11/11/2020)

Considering the disruptions caused due to Covid-19 Pandemic and non-readiness of the stakeholders, Board has issued Notification No.94/2020-Customs (N.T.) dated 30.09.2020, vide which the transitional provisions under Regulation 15(2) have been extended from 1st October, 2020 till 31st March, 2021 to enable submission of manifests under e...

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Procedure for import of Potatoes, till 31.01.2021, under TRQ Scheme

Public Notice No. 29/2015-2020-DGFT (30/10/2020)

Ministry of Finance, hereby notifies the procedure for import of 10,00,000 MT of Potatoes, at in quota tariff of 10% till 31.01.2021 under HS Code 0701 of Chapter 7 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule–I (Import Policy) as per details below:...

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Import of potatoes without license from Bhutan allowed till 31.01.2021

Notification No. 44/2015-2020-DGFT (30/10/2020)

Import of potatoes under Exim Code 07019000, is allowed for import from Bhutan without license up to 31st January 2021. Notification No. 44/2015-2020-DGFT...

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Govt prohibits Export of Onion seeds

Notification No. 43/2015-2020 (29/10/2020)

The Export of Onion seeds is prohibited, with immediate effect. The provisions under Transitional Arrangement (Para 1.05 of the FTP 2015-20) shall not be applicable under this notification....

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DGFT deletes SION No. A-468 of Chemical & Allied Product Group

Public Notice No. 28/2015-20-DGFT (29/10/2020)

The Standard Input Output Norms (SION) for the export product – 4,4 Diamino Diphenyl Amine -2- Sulphonic Acid are published in HBP Vol. II at two places, that is, at A-465 and A-468. The norms at SION A-465 are more precise. Hence. the norms at SION A-468 is deleted with immediate effect. Public Notice No. […]...

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Linking/ Registration of IECs in new revamped DGFT Online environment

Trade Notice No. 33/2020-21-DGFT (28/10/2020)

i. The new platform is accessible through user-based IDs for applying online. All IEC holders are encouraged to create login IDs through an online registration process preferably well before the roll out of next phase of the platform in the 2-3 weeks. ii. For user ID creation, mobile number/email ids will be a mandatorily required. The...

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Submission of data to RoDTEP Committee

Trade Notices No. 32/2020-2021-DGFT (28/10/2020)

Members of trade are already aware that a new Scheme, Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) has been approved for introduction by the Government....

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Procedure & Criteria for applications for export of Nitrile/NBR Gloves

Trade Notice No.: 31/2020-21 (27/10/2020)

2. The procedure to apply for the export license under this Quota is outlined below: I. Export of Nitrile/NBR Gloves as per the export quota fixed above will be allowed for the period of October and November, 2020....

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Extension of time period for import of tur during fiscal year 2020-21

Public Notice No. 27/(2015-2020)-DGFT (26/10/2020)

It has now been decided to extend the validity of license for import of tur from 15.11.2020 till 31.12.2020 and the cut—off date for ICLC for import of tur shall accordingly be 31.12.2020....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of LDPE

Notification No. Case No. AD (OI) 25/2020 (23/10/2020)

Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United States of America....

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Amendment in Export Policy of Nitrile/NBR Gloves

Notification No. 42/2015-2020-DGFT (22/10/2020)

Export policy of Nitrile/NBR Gloves exported under above mentioned HS Codes or any other HS Code is revised from Prohibited to Restricted category....

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DGFT extends date of submission of documents for ED fulfilment

Public Notice No. 26 /2015-2020-DGFT (16/10/2020)

Due to COVID 19, Para 4.44 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20, on Monitoring of Export Obligation stands amended to allow extension in the date of submission of documents for ED fulfilment up to 31.12.2020 for all Advance authorisations, wherever Export Obligation period is expiring/has expired between 01.02.2020 and 31.10.2020....

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DGFT Prohibits import of Air Conditioners with refrigerants

Notification No. 41/2015-2020-DGFT (15/10/2020)

Notification No. 41/2015-2020-DGFT Import Policy of Air Conditioners with refrigerants under HS codes 84151010 and 84151090 is amended from 'Free' to 'Prohibited'....

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Export of Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers in any form/packaging allowed

Notification No. 40/2015-2020-DGFT (15/10/2020)

The Export of Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers in container with dispenser pumps is free for export making export of Alcohol based Hand Sanitizers in any form/packaging freely exportable, with immediate effect....

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Definitive Anti-Dumping duty imposed on Dimethylacetamide-Reg.

Case No. (MTR) 06/2019 (14/10/2020)

CASE NO. (MTR) 06/2019 Mid-Term Review, limited to the product scope of definitive Anti-Dumping duty imposed on Dimethylacetamide’ [N,N-Dimethylacetamide] (DMAC) from China PR and Turkey....

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Procedure to apply for scrips under Scheme for RoSL

Public Notice No. 25/2015-2020-DGFT (13/10/2020)

The pars 4.01 (d) of the FTP is about the Scheme for RoSL. The Gazette notifications of the Ministry of Textiles about implementation of RoSL. Scheme under scrip mechanism May be referred to for more details. The RoSL scrips shalt be issued only for such old shipping bills Of Scheme for RoSL., for which RoSL amounts could net he disbursed...

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Electronic filing & Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin w.e.f. 15.10.2020

Trade Notice No. 30/2020-2021-DGFT (13/10/2020)

Electronic filing and Issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin (CoO) for India’s Exports under GSP, GSTP, India-Malaysia CECA, India-Singapore CECA w.e.f. 15th October 2020...

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Application procedure & criteria for export of Diagnostic kits

Trade Notice No.29/2020-21 (13/10/2020)

I. Export of Diagnostic kits as per the export quota fixed above will be allowed for the period from September, 2020 to November, 2020. II. Exporters (Only Manufacturers) may apply online through DGFT's ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Restricted items) - Please refer Trade Notice No. 50 dated 18.03.2019. There is no nee...

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Export of Bangalore Rose & Krishnapuram Onions allowed till 31.03.2021

Notification No. 39/2015-2020-DGFT (09/10/2020)

Export of Bangalore Rose Onions and Krishnapuram Onions (Serial Number 52, Chapter 7), upto quantity of 10,000 MT each, has been allowed for the period upto 31st March, 2021, with immediate effect....

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SOP for drawl of samples & surveillance by BIS Officers at Ports of Entry- reg.

Standing Order No. 34/2020-JNCH (07/10/2020)

Office Of The Commissioner Of Customs (Ns-I), Appraising Main (Import),Jawahar Lal Nehru Custom House, Nhava- Sheva, Tal-Uran, Raigad-400707,Maharashtra (e-mail: appraisingmain.jnch@gov.in; Telephone No.022-27244979) F. No. S/22-Gen- 20/2020-21/AM (I)/JNCH Dated: 07.10.2020 STANDING ORDER NO. 34/2020 Sub: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP...

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Revision of SION of Double Decorative/Single side Laminates

Public Notice No. 24/2015-20-DGFT (07/10/2020)

The quantity of Import item Phenol was fixed long back in SIONs and with the advancement of technology etc., over a period of time, the consumption of phenol is reduced and accordingly, it was incorporated in SIONs. In addition to this, in amended Standard Input Output Norms (SIONs), the lower GSM of import item- Tissue […]...

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Safety audit of CFS storing and handling hazardous goods- Reg.

Public Notice No. 129/2020-JNCH (07/10/2020)

Attention is invited to CBIC Circular number 04/2011-Cus dated 10.01.2011 vide which guidelines for safety and security of premises storing and handling hazardous goods have been laid down....

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Import of Tyres under DFIA scheme not allowed: DGFT

Notification No. 38/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O.3473(E)] (06/10/2020)

A new sub-para (d) under para 4.25 of FTP 2015-20, for disallowing import of tyres under DFIA scheme is introduced. Notification No. 38/2015-2020-DGFT Dated: 06.10.2020...

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Addition of enabling provision for issue of scrips under Scheme for RoSL

Notification No. 37/12015-2020-DGFT [S.O.3470(E)] (06/10/2020)

 A new sub-pan has been inserted in the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 to give effect to the pars 6.3 of the Ministry of Textiles Notification No. 14/2612016-1T (Vol-II) dated 07.03.2019. as amended vide Notification No. 12015/11/2020-TTP dated 09.06.2020 regarding the issue of duty credit scrips under Scheme for Rebate of State Levies. G...

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Govt removes restriction on Export of N-95/FFP-2 masks

Notification No. 36/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3471(E)] (06/10/2020)

Notification No. 29 dated 25.08.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of N-95/FFP-2 masks or its equivalent is amended from ‘Restricted’ to ‘Free’ category making all types of masks freely exportable. Government of India Ministry of Commerce 86 Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of F...

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Steel manufacturers allowed to claim Duty Drawback

Notification No. 35/2015-2020-DGFT/S.O. 3453(E) (01/10/2020)

 Steel manufacturers can also claim Duty Drawback on steel supplied through their Service Centers/ Distributors/ Dealers/ Stock yards. Notification No. 35/2015-2020-DGFT dated 1st October, 2020 Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi *******...

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Govt notifies Import Quota of 1.5 Lakh MT of Urad till 31.03.2021

Notification No. S.O. 3446(E) (01/10/2020)

Vide notification No. S.O. 3446(E) dated 1st October, 2020 Government notifies Quota of 1.5 Lakh MT of Urad, to be imported till 31st March, 2021. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 1st October, 2020 S.O. 3446(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Devel...

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Additional details to obtain AROs under domestic procurement of steel at export parity price by MSME exporters of EEPC

Public Notice No. 23/2015-2020-DGFT (01/10/2020)

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE,) New Delhi, the 1st October, 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE  NO. 23/2015-2020-DGFT Subject:  Additional details to obtain AROs under domestic procurement of steel at export parity price by MSME exporters of EEPC – regarding. F. No. 01/94/180/302/...

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Procedure for allocation of quota for import of Urad

Public Notice No. 22/2015-2020-DGFT (01/10/2020)

The eligible and verified applicants who have been issued licenses will have to ensure that the import consignment of Urad reaches the Indian ports on or before 31.03.2021. Any request for extension of time will not be entertained....

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Submission of ICLCs for export of Onions

Trade Notice No.: 28/2020-21-DGFT (30/09/2020)

Exporters are requested to submit copies of ICLCs opened before 14.09.2020 (ICLC dated 13.09.2020 or before that) for export of Onions to their Jurisdictional DGFT Regional Authority (RA) by 7th October, 2020....

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Extension of period for Radiation Portal Monitors & Container Scanner in sea ports

Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020-DGFT (30/09/2020)

The period for installation and operationalisation of Radiation Portal Monitors and Container Scanner in the designated sea ports is extended upto 31.12.2020 vide Public Notice No. 21/2015-2020 dated 30th September, 2020. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Public Notice N...

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Anti-dumping investigation on imports of Elastomeric Filament Yarn

OI Case No. 37/2020 (30/09/2020)

OI Case No. 37/2020 Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Elastomeric Filament Yarn originating in or exported from Singapore....

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Anti-dumping investigation on imports of ‘Caprolactam’

Case No- AD-OI 34/2020 (30/09/2020)

(Case No- AD-OI 34/2020) Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Caprolactam originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP, Russia and Thailand....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Decor Paper

Case No. AD (OI)–33/2020 (30/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)–33/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of "Decor Paper" originating in or exported from China PR....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of HFC Blends

Case No. AD (OI)-29/2020 (30/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)-29/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Blends from China PR....

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Investigation on imports of Cold-Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel

Case No.-AD-SSR 08/2020 (30/09/2020)

Case No.-AD-SSR 08/2020 Initiation of Sunset Review investigation concerning imports of Cold-Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of width 600 mm to 1250 mm and above 1250mm of non bonafide usage originating in and exported from China PR, Korea, European Union, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and USA...

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Extension of validity of Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs)

Public Notice No. 20/2015-2021-DGFT (29/09/2020)

Validity of all the Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIAs) as listed in the Appendix 2G of A&ANF, is extended up to 31.12.2020 or until the new list of PSIAs is notified, whichever is earlier. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade PUBLIC NOTICE No. 20/2015...

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Anti-dumping investigation on imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder

Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 (29/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)- 38/2020 Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Calcined Gypsum Powder originating in or exported from Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia and UAE...

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Reg. Anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’

Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 (29/09/2020)

Case No.- (SSR) 07/2019 Final Findings in Sunset Review investigation concerning anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Hot Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – 304 grade’ originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia and Korea RP....

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Sunset review Investigation concerning imports of ‘Acetone’

Case No. ADD-SSR 03/2019 (29/09/2020)

Case No. ADD-SSR 03/2019 Sunset review Investigation concerning imports of “Acetone” originating in or exported from the Korea RP, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Hydro fluoro carbons

Case No. AD (OI)–28/2020 (28/09/2020)

Case No. AD (OI)– 28/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Hydro fluoro carbons (HFC) component R-32 originated in or exported from China PR....

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Anti-Dumping Investigation on imports of Silicone Sealants

Case No. AD-OI–26/2020 (28/09/2020)

Case No. AD-OI–26/2020 Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of "Silicone Sealants" originating in or exported China PR....

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Mandatory SIMS registration for Additional HS codes wef 16.10.2020

Public Notice No. 19/2015-2020 (28/09/2020)

Implementation date for additional HS codes covered under registration under Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS) vide Notification No. 33/2015-20 dated 28.09.2020 shall be 16th October 2020 i.e. Bill of Entry on or after 16.10.2020 shall require compulsory registration under SIMS. Public Notice No. 19/2015-2020 Dated 28th September, 202...

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SOP to implement endorsement of Kimberley Process (KP) Certificate

Notification No. 34/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3369(E).] (28/09/2020)

Endorsement of Kimberley Process (KP) Certificates issued by valid Kimberley Process (KP) Certificate Issuing Authority in the case of errors of minor nature i.e typographical errors or errors apparent on the face of records can be allowed subject to endorsement by Gem & Jewellery EPC as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) whic...

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Import under HS codes of Chapters 72, 73 & 86 to register under SIMS

Notification No. 33/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3370(E)] (28/09/2020)

Import under all HS codes of Chapters 72, 73 and 86 of ITC (HS), 2017 shall now require compulsory registration under the Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS). Notification No. 33/2015-2020 dated: 28th September, 2020. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) Notification No. 33/20...

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Investigation on imports of Glass Fibre and articles- Reg.

Case No. (SSR) 17/2020 (25/09/2020)

INITIATION NOTIFICATION Case No. (SSR) 17/2020 dated 25.09.2020- Initiation of sunset review investigation concerning imports of Glass Fibre and articles thereof from China PR...

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ADD on imports of Ceramic Tableware & Kitchenware, excluding knives & toilet items

Case No.-AD-AC-05/2020 (25/09/2020)

Case No.-AD-AC-05/2020- Initiation of Anti-Circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of anti¬dumping duty imposed on imports of Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items originating in or exported from China PR, by imports of Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware, excluding Knives and Toilet Item...

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List of Export Promotion Councils Affiliated to Department of Commerce

Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) are organizations of exporters, set up under the Societies Registration Act/ Companies Act, with the objective of promoting Indian exports....

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DGFT revises NF-7A of Appendices & ANFs

Public Notice No. 18/2015-2020-DGFT (23/09/2020)

Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notify the revised ANF-7A of Appendices & ANFs of Handbook of Procedure 2015-20 with immediate effect:...

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DGFT MEIS schedule Table 2 of Appendix 3B

Public Notice No. 71/2015-2020 (22/09/2020)

Certain amendments have been made in the MEIS schedule Table 2 of Appendix 3B to harmonize it with the Notification no. 38 dated 01.01.2020 and the changes in the Finance (No.02) Act, 2019, Fifth Schedule as notified by CBIC. Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trad...

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Investigation concerning imports of Melamine from China PR

Case No. AD-SSR 16/2020 (22/09/2020)

Case No. AD-SSR 16/2020- Initiation of sunset review investigation concerning imports of Melamine from China PR. On the basis of the duly substantiated application of the applicant, and having satisfied itself, on the basis of the prima facie evidence submitted by the domestic industry, substantiating the likelihood of continuation/ recur...

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Amendment in MEIS Schedule with effect fronm 01.01.2020

Public Notice No. 17/2015.2020-DGFT (22/09/2020)

Certain amendments have been made in the MEIS schedule Table 2 of Appendix 313 to harmonize it with the Notification no. 38 dated 01.01.2020 and the changes in the Finance (No. 2/ Act. 2019. Fifth Schedule as notified by CHIC....

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Track & Trace system Implementation for export of Pharma & drug extended upto 01.04.2021

Public Notice No. 16/2015-2020-DGFT (22/09/2020)

The date for implementation of Track and Trace system for export of drug formulations with respect to maintaining the Parent-Child relationship in packaging levels and its uploading on Central Portal has been extended upto 01.04.2021 for both SSI and non SSI manufactured drugs....

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Anti-dumping duty on imports of Measuring Tapes from China- Reg.

Case No. AC-06 /2020 (21/09/2020)

Case No. AC-06 /2020- Initiation of anti-circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of Measuring Tapes from China PR....

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DGFT enabled random sampling of LED products & Control Gear

Notification No. 32/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3181(E)] (17/09/2020)

A new Policy Condition is added in Chapter 85 and 94 of ITC(HS), 2017, Schedule-I (Import Policy) to enable random sampling of LED products and Control Gear for LED products notified under Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012. Ministry Of Commerce And Industry (Department Of Com...

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MOOWR & waiver of interest – Changes in ICE -reg.

Public Notice No. 119/2020-JNCH (17/09/2020)

As per Section 61 of the Customs Act, 1962 no interest is leviable on Ex-Bond Bills of Entry filed for clearing the goods for home consumption, from a Section 65 warehouse. In consonance with the same, following changes have been made in the ICES:...

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Capturing additional details for Certificate of Origin in Bill of Entry

Public Notice No. 120/2020-JNCH (17/09/2020)

Attention of Importers, Exporters, Customs Brokers, Shipping Lines/ Agents, Logistics Service Providers, CFSs Custodians, Trade, Customs Staff and all other stakeholders is invited to ICES Advisory No. 34/2020 dated 17.09.2020 issued by Directorate General of Systems and Data Management, CBIC....

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Reg. Anti-dumping investigation on imports of Non-Woven Fabric

F. No. 14/23/2015-DGAD (15/09/2020)

Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Non-Woven Fabric originating in or exported from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and China PR remanded by Hon’ble CESTAT through Final Order No. 50231/2020 dated 12th February 2020....

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Reg. Anti-­dumping duty imposed on imports of Axle for Trailers

Case No. (AC) 07/2020-DGFT (15/09/2020)

CASE NO. (AC) 07/2020 Subject : Initiation of Anti-Circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of Anti­dumping duty imposed on the imports of ‘Axle for Trailers’ originating in or exported from China PR....

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Amendment in Export Policy of Onions

Notification No. 31/2015-20-DGFT [S.O. 3130(E)] (14/09/2020)

The Export of all varieties of Onions, as described above, is prohibited, with immediate effect. The provisions under Transitional Arrangement (Para 1.05 of the FTP 2015-20) shall not be applicable under this notification. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (Department of Commerce) (DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE) NOTIFICATION NO. 31...

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Streamlining of Unit Quantity Codes in DGFT’s EDI system & Customs’

Trade Notice No. 27/2020-21-DGFT (14/09/2020)

No new authorizations mentioning Non-standard units such as BoU, packs, Boxes cartons and bottles etc would be issued by RAs. For this necessary changes are being carried out in the DGFT EDI system also....

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SC Sustains Imposition of Restrictions on Import of Peas & Pulses

Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court of India)

Union of India Vs Agricas LLP and Others etc. (Supreme Court) In the instant case, the Writ Petition is filed by challenging the imposition of restrictions on import of Peas and pulses. As per petitioner, the notifications issued by the DGFT had the effect of modifying or amending the EXIM policy as the specified items […]...

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All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment

Public Notice No. 117/2020-JNCH (12/09/2020)

Faceless Assessment, duly supported by Paperless and Contactless Customs clearance processes, is a critical reform. The pilot programme of Faceless Assessment was launched in Chennai on 14.08.2019 for electrical machineries falling under Chapter 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975....

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All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment by CBIC- reg

Standing Order No. 30/2020-DGFT (11/09/2020)

CBIC Circular No. 40/2020 dated 04.09.2020 has been issued for All India roll-out of faceless assessment at all ports of import for all imported goods for which implementation phases are described in Annexure I with said Circular...

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Extend Faceless Assessment of imports made in Mumbai Customs

Public Notice No.113/2020-JNCH (10/09/2020)

Extending Faceless Assessment of imports made in Mumbai Customs Zone II beyond Group 2A in phases i.e. on 15.09.2020 for Group 5, 5A, 5B, on 01.10.2020 for Group 1, 2G, 2K, 3, 4, 6 and on 31.10.2020 for Groups 1A, 2, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2H, 2I and 2J as part of further roll-out of Faceless Assessment at All India level at ports of import ...

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Verification guideline for Rules of Origin under FTA/PTA/CECA/CEPA & Certificates of Origin

Standing order No. 25/2020-JNCH (10/09/2020)

Standing Order No. 25/2020- Guidelines regarding implementation of section 28DA of the Customs Act, 1962 and CAROTAR, 2020 in respect of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements (FTA/PTA/CECA/CEPA) and verification of Certificates of Origin...

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Implementation of section 28DA of Customs & CAROTAR, 2020

Public Notice No. 114/2020-JNCH (10/09/2020)

Guidelines regarding implementation of section 28DA of the Customs Act, 1962 and CAROTAR, 2020 in respect of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements (FTA/PTA/CECA/CEPA) and verification of Certificates of Origin- reg....

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Export of Finished Leather – Revised Leather Norms

Public Notice No. 15/2015-2020-DGFT (04/09/2020)

Certain additions/amendments have been made in the entry Finished Leather all kinds appearing at Serial No: 176, Chapter 41, Schedule 2 – Export Policy, of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 in the light of several changes that have taken place in the past 7-8 years in the tanning technology and new types of finished leather […...

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Ceiling on MEIS benefits on exports made from 01.09.2020 to 31.12.2020

Notification No. 30/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2980(E)] (01/09/2020)

A limit on total reward under MEIS has been imposed so that for exports made in the period 01.09.2020 to 31.12.2020 the total reward which can be claimed by an IEC holder does not exceed the ceiling of Rs. 2 Cr....

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Import by EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP without payment of duty

Standing Order No. 23/2020-JNCH (01/09/2020)

Import by EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP without payment of duty by Following Rule 5 of Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017- The procedure required to be followed by the EOUs as well as Customs Officers under Rule 5 of Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of duty) Rules, 2017, is that the EOUs are required to pro...

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Validity period of SCOMET export authorizations for transfer of technology/software

Trade Notice No. 26/2020-21-DGFT (31/08/2020)

Henceforth, validity period of SCOMET export authorizations for transfer of technology/software under any category of SCOMET shall be twenty four months only or validity period of export authorization allowed in terms of Para 2.16 of HBP of FTP 2015-20. No subsequent revalidation in such authorizations shall be permissible....

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Procedure for applications for export of N-95/FFP2 Masks

Trade Notice No.: 25/2020-21-DGFT (31/08/2020)

The application procedure and criteria for export of N-95/FFP2 masks (including for samples) is outlined below: I. Export of only 1 crore total units of 'N-95/FFP2 Masks' will be allowed for the month of August and September....

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New ‘Rules of Origin’ to Check Misuse of FTA Provisions

It has been observed that imports under Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are on the rise. Undue claims of FTA benefits have posed a threat to domestic industry.  It is sometimes flouted by importers to wrongly claim that a particular import is originating from an FTA partner country so as to pocket the benefits. Such imports […]...

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Comprehensive comparison of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with Star Export House benefit schemes

Prima-facie, Star Export House status and AEO may appear similar in providing preferential treatment to exporters/importers however, there are many differentiating factors. A comprehensive analysis highlighting the key features of both schemes are captured in the below table-...

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Option to debit duty through Duty Scrip for Project Imports Bills of Entry

Public Notice No. 104-2020-JNCH (25/08/2020)

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (NS-V), GR.VI, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CUSTOM HOUSE, NHAVA SHEVA, TALUKA URAN, DIST. RAIGAD, MAHARASHTRA-400 707. F. No. S/26-M isc-214/2020-21/Gr VI/JNCH Date: 25.08.2020 PUBLIC NOTICE No. 104-2020-JNCH DIN :20200878NX00008N0346 Subject: ICES Advisory 10/2020 (Project Imports) – Option to debit duty t...

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Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks relaxed

Notification No. 29/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2860(E)] (25/08/2020)

Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/3 Ply Surgical masks, medical coveralls of all classes and categories (including medical coveralls for COVID-19) is amended from ‘Restricted’ to ‘Free’ category and these coveralls ( including gowns and aprons of all types) ar...

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Streamlining of UQCs in Bills of Entry and Shipping Bills – reg

Public Notices No. 101/2020-JNCH (18/08/2020)

Board had undertaken an exercise towards standardization of Unit Quantity Codes (UQCs) for purposes of export / import declarations filed on EDI. It was noted that many importers and exporters use UQCs like BGS, BTL, BOX, CTN, GGR, HPT, KPC, ODD and DRM etc....

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Govt relaxes Export Policy of textile raw material for masks & coveralls

Notification No. 28/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2797(E)] (18/08/2020)

The Notification No. 18 dated 13.07.2020 is amended to the extent that only melt blown fabric of any GSM exported against the HS codes specified above is prohibited for export. All other non-woven fabrics of any GSM (including of GSM 25-70 which were earlier prohibited) are freely allowed for exports. Government of India Ministry of [&hel...

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Refund of IGST on Export | Invoice mis-match Cases | Alternative Mechanism

Public Notices No. 100/2020-JNCH (14/08/2020)

Attention of all the exporters and CBs are invited to CBIC Circular No. 5/2018-Customs dated 23.02.2018 and Circular No. 22/2020-Customs dated 21.04.2020 regarding alternative mechanism for the process of IGST refund in invoice mismatch cases....

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Supply of essential commodities to Maldives during 2020-21 permitted

Notification No. 27/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2720(E)] (11/08/2020)

Export of Eggs, Potatoes, Onions, Rice, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Dal, Stone Aggregates and River Sand has been permitted to the Republic of Maldives under bilateral trade agreement between Government of India and Government of Maldives during the period 2020-21 as per the quantities indicated in the Table at Para 1 above. The export of above [...

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DGFT amends import policy conditions for imports of various chemicals

Notification No. 26/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2705(E)] (11/08/2020)

The notification amends the policy conditions for imports of various chemicals in Chapters 29. 38 and 39 of ITC (HS), 2017, Schedule — I (Import Policy). a. Importers of chemicals specified at S. Nos. 1 to 15 needs to submit a copy of the Bill of Entry within 30 days to the Ozone Ministry of […]...

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No Advance Authorisations if Gold jewellery/articles manufactured by fully mechanised process

Notification No. 25/2015-20-DGFT [S.O. 2681(E)] (10/08/2020)

Advance Authorisation shall not be issued where item of export is ‘Gold Medallions and Coins’ or ‘Gold jewellery/articles manufactured by fully mechanised process’. Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Directorate General of Foreign Trade Udyog Bhawan New Delhi Notification N...

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Amendment in Export Policy of Basmati & Non-Basmati Rice

Notification No. 24/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2680(E)] (10/08/2020)

The Notification No. 41/2015-2020 dated 9th January 2020 is amended to the extent that export of Rice (Basmati and Non-Basmati ) to EU member states and other European Countries namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland only will require Certificate of Inspection from EIA/EIC. Export to remaining European countries (except Ice...

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Extension of date for filing online applications for export quota of August 2020 for PPE medical coverall for Covid-19

Trade Notice No. 24 /2020-21-DGFT (06/08/2020)

Due to technical/server issues, the ECOM facility for online application on the DGFT website was not available from 7.00 PM on 02.08.2020 to 4.00 PM on 08.2020. In view of the unavailability of application filling facility during the timeline specified in the Trade Notice 18 dated 20.07.2020, the time for filing online applications for PP...

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Amendment in Export Policy of Ventilators

Notification No. 23/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2586(E)] (04/08/2020)

Notification No. 53 dated 24.03.2020 is amended to the extent that all ventilators including any artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus or any other breathing appliance/device are made free for export....

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Issuance of CoO for India’s exports under ASEAN-India FTA- Reg.

Trade Notice No. 23/2020-2021-DGFT (31/07/2020)

It is informed that w.e.f. 01.08.2020, the CoO applications for exports from India to Thailand under ASEAN-India FTA should be submitted through the e-COO Platform by the exporters to the designated issuing agencies i.e. EIA, MPEDA and Textile Committee....

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Application procedure & criteria for export of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks

Trade Notice No.: 22/2020-21-DGFT (30/07/2020)

The application procedure and criteria for export of 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks is outlined below: I. Export of only 4 Crore units of '2/3 Ply Surgical Masks ' will he allowed for the month of August. II. Exporters (Both Manufacturers and Merchant exporters) may apply online through DGFT's ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Res...

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Application procedure & criteria for export of Medical Goggles

Trade Notice No.: 21/2020-21-DGFT (30/07/2020)

The application procedure and criteria for export of Medical Goggles is outlined below: I. Export of only 20 Lakh units of Medical Goggles per month will be allowed for the month of August and September. II. Exporters (Both Manufacturers and Merchant exporters) may apply online through DGFT's ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCO...

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Procedure for export of VTM/RNA Extraction kits/RI-PCR Kit

Trade Notice No.: 20 /2020-21-DGFT (30/07/2020)

I. Export of Diagnostic kits as per the export quota fixed above will be allowed for the month of August. II. Exporters (Only Manufacturers) may apply online through DGFT's ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Restricted items) – Please refer Trade Notice No. 50 dated 18.03.2019. There is no need to send any hard copy of th...

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Change in Import Policy of colour television

Notification No.22/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 2540(E)] (30/07/2020)

DGFT has vide Notification No. 22/2015-2020 dated 30.07.2020 notified the change in Import Policy of colour television sets under HS codes 8528 7211 to 8528 7219. Import policy of colour television sets under HS code 8528 7211 to 8528 7219 is amended from ‘Free’ to ‘Restricted’. Government of India Ministry of Comm...

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DFGT amends Export Policy of 2/3 ply surgical masks & medical goggles

Notification No. 21/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O.2471(E)] (28/07/2020)

DGFT vide Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 has amended the export policy of 2/3 ply surgical masks & medical goggles to ‘restricted’ with Monthly quota and removed prohibition on export of face shields Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 is amended to the extent that the ...

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Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)

RCMC is a certificate that validates an exporter dealing with products registered with an agency/ organization that are authorised by the Indian Government. For availing authorization to import/ export or any other benefit or concession under Foreign Trade Policy, exporters are required to obtain RCMC granted by the concerned Export Promo...

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Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks amended

Notification No. 20/2015-2020-DGFT (21/07/2020)

Notification No. 14 dated 22.06.2020 is amended to the extent that only surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-Ray gowns are removed from prohibition under the medical coveralls of all classes and categories. All other items as described above, including other types of medical coveralls of all classes and categories, expo...

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